Monday, February 09, 2009

HAND WORK


I couldn't find "Embroidery for Dummies" at our local library, but I think I found the next best thing!
It's called, "Doodle-Stitching...Fresh and Fun Embroidery for Beginners", by Aimee Ray.
Things being what they are, an funds being, well, short, I am finding staying at home to be rather fun! Last week I finished knitting some potholders, which I then felted.
And this week I am learning some simple embroidery stitches!
I am also going to work on some simple burp clothes for our newest grandbaby, due the end of this month!

What are YOU doing to keep your fingers busy this winter?
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9 comments:

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

Cyn, I am trying my hand at doll making. Only problem is, I don't have much time for it. I will report back when I've made some real progress!

April said...

I've been sewing up a storm. I find it very relaxing and my kids love to help me with my various projects. Lately I've been planning some spring skirts for my daughter, she has recently joined our church choir and sometimes sings solos, so I want her to feel confident. Recently, I finished some new throw pillows - one for each family member. They were a huge hit!

Jnette said...

The little birdy is adorable!

Aunt Jenny said...

Love the embroidery!!
I am knitting socks...and socks and socks. So far I am staying in knit mode for now. I will be embroidering again soon I am sure. But while I am in sock mode I have having fun. I get the next pair myself!!

Anna said...

Speaking of hand work, I just found this site. It's eye candy only since I don't have $120 for one pillow but they're gorgeous none the less. www.villagehouse.net

Amy said...

ahh when I was pregnant with madeline I lay in bed and stitched pillowcases:) still have them and use them..busy fingers:) today taking pictures keeps me busy doing something I love:) glad you found me...sorry for the duck and run hon! <3

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. And embroidery certainly seems all the rage these days. Unfortunately, I just haven't had time to do some of my own, yet.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Hmm, where to begin. I am trying to get all little indoor project done cause when spring hits I am going to be outside until October.
I did get me gourmetseeds.com catalog and am deciding on my potager this year.
I should be sewing though.

cityfarmer said...

For now, my new dinign room has become my staging area/craft room. It's workin' oiut real slick.

The table is filled with finds for the French Market that begins in May

got the itch to see ya!!